Android Pie update for ZenFone Max Pro M2 and other news: Android 9 stable release confirmed; New OTA adds AI camera scene detection, and more

ZenFone Max Pro M2 update

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March 16, 2019: Asus India has revealed that Android 9 Pie stable will be released for the ZenFone Max Pro M2 users latest April 15th. This leaves us with just one month of waiting, but if this is too long for you, the company recommends giving the beta version a try via the link below.

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The device is also receiving a new update to version 15.2016.1902.192, which installs a new Android security patch, upgrades touch FW, improves front camera quality and the display in the status bar.

February 15, 2019: Many owners of the ZenFone Max Pro M2 are eagerly waiting for news about the arrival of Android Pie, but this isn’t it. Rather, the latest rollout to the handset that carries software version 15.2016.1901.186 improves the security patch level of the device, adds support for AI camera scene detection, upgrades Touch FW, improves front camera quality, and system power consumption.

It’s available over the air and thus the rollout is gradual. Be sure to keep your cool as you wait for the OTA to arrive because it may take several days.

ZenFone Max Pro M2 update timeline

Date Software version Changelog
16 Mar 2019 15.2016.1902.192 | Android 8.1 February 2019 security patch, upgrades touch FW, improves front camera quality and the display in the status bar
14 Feb 2019 15.2016.1901.186 | Android 8.1 January 2019 security patch, adds support for AI camera scene detection, upgrades Touch FW, improves front camera quality, and system power consumption
01 Feb 2019 Android 9 Pie Asus India begins Android 9 Pie beta testing 
12 Jan 2019 15.2016.1812.179 | Android 8.1 December 2018 security patch, optimizes camera interface, upgrades Touch Screen FW, optimizes text translation, and enhances noise reduction on FM Radio
25 Dec 2018 15.2016.1811.177 | Android 8.1 Installs November security patch, EIS for the front camera, and notch optimization

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Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 Pie update

  • Eligible for Android Pie update
  • Beta program begins in India (February 2019)
  • Stable update to arrive latest April 15th

The Pie update for the ZenFone Max Pro M2 was expected to arrive at the end of January 2019 and indeed, those in India can already download and install the beta version of the software on their devices. The company says the stable version will be here by latest April 15th.

As of today (February 09, 2019), Asus has already updated its flagship ZenFone 5Z and ZenFone 5 to Android 9 Pie and we also expect the update to hit the ZenFone 4 series in Q1 0r Q2 2019.